Tom Gallas

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martin luther king jr. plaza, philadelphia

Tom Gallas remembers the first meeting he had with the residents of Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza, a set of high-rise public housing towers in South Philadelphia. Read more

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peace talks peace talks

Architects who've never been involved in a professional liability claim should count themselves lucky—and knock on wood. Those who have know how quickly a lawsuit can turn ugly. Litigation typically takes on a life of its own, consuming the feuding partie Read more

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change of heart

As a young architect a few years out of Notre Dame in the late 1960s, John Torti, FAIA, had an awakening. "I was working at a boutique firm in the Midwest, idealistic and starving, and realized you couldn't make money doing the kind of architecture you dream about in school," he says. "I bundled up all those ideals and put them in a box under my bed." Read more

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